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Agave Gypsophila

Agave Gypsophila

Regular price $38.50 USD
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Plant Type: Agaves
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 3-4 feet
Flower Color: yellow to white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Agave Gypsophila is notable for its wavy, curly leaves that give it a unique, almost ruffled appearance. The leaves are typically a blue-green to gray-green color and are lined with small teeth along the margins. The distinctive curling and undulating form of the leaves, combined with the light color, make it a particularly attractive option for ornamental gardens.

Native to rocky and gypsum-rich soils in Mexico, this agave is well-adapted to arid conditions and requires well-drained soil. It's a superb choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and any landscape setting where drought tolerance is needed. Agave Gypsophila is also popular in container gardening, where its unusual leaf texture and form can be highlighted.

As a slow-growing plant, Agave Gypsophila is relatively low-maintenance, needing minimal watering and care once established. It thrives in full sun, where it develops its best coloration and form, but in extremely hot climates, some afternoon shade can help prevent leaf scorch.

The flowering of Agave Gypsophila is an impressive and rare event. When it does bloom, the plant sends up a tall flower spike, which can be several feet high, featuring pale yellow to white flowers. This bloom period is a significant attraction for pollinators, such as bees and hummingbirds. After flowering, the main plant typically dies, but it often produces offshoots or "pups" that can be replanted to continue its presence in the garden.

Overall, Agave Gypsophila is a stunning and distinctive plant, ideal for adding textural and visual interest to a garden. Its unique leaf form and coloration, along with its drought tolerance and ease of care, make it a valuable addition to a wide range of garden designs.

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